Topic: go

Why developers love Go

The open source Go programming language, also known as Golang, has worked to simplify developer lives since it first appeared in 2009. While it may have been Google’s backing that gained developers’ attention, its efficiency, simplicity and tooling are the reason developers keep coming back, according to Nathan Youngman, author of Get Programming with Go. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GoReleaser

GoReleaser is an open-source project that aims to help users release Go projects as fast and easily as possible. Key features include the ability to cross-compile Go projects; release to GitHub, GitLab and Gitea; create Docker images and manifests; and create Linux packages and Homebrew taps.  According to the team, it adheres to the Contributor … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.50.0 released, Go generics accepted, and RapidAPI acquires Paw

This latest Rust release includes improved array indexing, expanded safe access to union fields, and additions to the standard library.  In the new version, the stabilization of arrays in Rust is formally acknowledged. There are nine new stable functions in Rust 1.50.0 and a few existing functions were made ‘const.’  Additional details on all of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Splice Machine Feature Store launched, Command PATH security fix in Go, and Sensory VoiceHub released

The newly announced Splice Machine Feature Store is designed to help companies implement machine learning in their operations by providing data scientists with actionable real-time data and by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.  “The old way of doing things meant data science operations were simply not scalable. The Splice Machine Feature Store enables you … continue reading

Guest View: 3 reasons to get going with Go lang

Whether due to corporate project demands or out of pure curiosity, developers are often faced with learning new programming languages. While this can present challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining secure coding best practices, it also opens the door for developers to become accustomed to new, and increasingly better, languages.  One language in particular … continue reading

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Microsoft brings VS Code Go extension to the Go project

Microsoft announced that the Go team has officially stepped up as the new maintainer of the Go extension for VS Code.  The news comes as 41% of developers that are working with Go stated that VS Code is their primary code editor, according to the Go developer survey. “Both the Go and Visual Studio Code … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana’s continuous production profiling for Node.js and Go, Toolbox App 1.17, and time traveling bug reporting in Julia 1.5

Instana announced a set of enhanced troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities for developers with new always on production profiling solutions for Node.js and Go applications. “As companies continue to accelerate their development pipelines, developers are more critical to the overall delivery cycle, as evidenced by the large number of Instana users from development organizations,” said Chris … continue reading

Go developer survey reveals why the language isn’t used more often

Interest in the Go programming language continues to rise, but some developers aren’t using it as much as they would like to. The team behind the Go programming language has released their annual Go developer survey, with data from 2019. According to the report, the reasons why developers can’t use Go more is because they … continue reading

Cloud Foundry releases Paketo Buildpacks to provide application language runtime support

The Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the launch of Paketo Buildpacks to make it easier for cloud-native developers to build code into a container by automatically detecting which language, frameworks, and runtimes are needed.  Developers can then use buildpacks to then perform code compilation and configure the container for development, according to the foundation. “Paketo Buildpacks … continue reading

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Go 1.15 planning is underway

Go 1.14 is on track to be released in February, but the Go team is already planning ahead to the next release. Go 1.15 is scheduled for August, and the team is currently considering what library and language changes to include.  According to the team, the primary goals for Go are package and version management, … continue reading

From COBOL to Go: Why we must support legacy security training and beyond

It seems almost comical that in 2019, we should be talking about working with a computer language that was invented in 1959. There aren’t too many seminars or conventions these days devoted to the art of rethreading classic Singer sewing machines, or swapping out the oil pan on a Chevrolet Parkwood or a Triumph Herald. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade, Go 1.13, and Elasticsearch Service available on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced the release of MakeCode Arcade, a computing education platform designed to make programming easier, engaging and fun to learn. To build the platform platform the company integrated a new high-level programming language with text and graphical input modalities called Static TypeScript (STS). “With Arcade, STS lets developers of all skill levels easily write … continue reading

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